Democracy Day :IG Orders Effective Border, Aerial Patrols ,Salutes Nigerians



IGPnew 600The Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar has felicitated with President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the Government and people of Nigeria, as the nation marks its 14th Year of unbroken democracy on 29th May, 2013.

And, to ensure a secure, peaceful and hitch-free nation-wide anniversary celebration, the IGP has directed all Zonal AIGs and State Command Commissioners of Police to ensure an effective and efficient deployment of all operational manpower and tools at the disposal of their respective Commands,an official statement said. He has directed the AIG Border Patrol to ensure that the nation’s borders are effectively manned to prevent any cross-border crime. The AIG Air-Wing has also been directed to provide aerial patrol for the FCT and other States.

A statement by Force Spokesman ,Frank Mba said while saluting the courage and gallantry of officers and men of the Force, in protecting the nation’s thriving democracy, the IGP charged Police personnel to continue to subordinate themselves to civil authority and give maximum respect to the fundamental rights of the citizenry. He advised officers to remain politically neutral and steer clear of partisan politics in line with the professional ethics of the Force. He warns that officers found meddling in local politics within or outside their areas of jurisdiction will be appropriately sanctioned.

The IGP equally pledged the unalloyed loyalty of the Nigeria Police Force to the Government and people of Nigeria. He promised that the Force will continue to do everything within its power and available resources, including partnering with relevant stakeholders, to effectively discharge its constitutional and statutory responsibilities of securing lives and property of Nigerians, even in the face of current security challenges and the huge price involved. The IG restated the commitment of the current Police Administration to reposition the Force for greater efficiency, and called for the cooperation of all citizens in these regards.

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